Jan van Overeem
Jan van Overeem is since 2010 associate professor (part-time) in Coastal Engineering at Delft University of Technology. He is guiding students with their MSc thesis and is lecturing Coastal Dynamics 1. During the other part of the time he is working at the Water Division of ARCADIS as Director Business Development.
Jan has more than 40 years experience in integrated coastal zone management, water management and hydraulic, coastal and port engineering. He participated as project director, project manager and team member in many project. Jan started working as a student assistant with prof. Eco Bijker at Delft University of Technology where graduated in 1978. Subsequently he joined WL│Delft Hydraulics (now Deltares) where he worked at the Harbours, Coasts and Offshore Division. He was head of the morphodynamics group and regional director for Latin America and Australia. He participated in the strategy study on future coastal flood defence strategies for the Dutch coast (Kustnota 1990) and carried out assignments as Resident Manager in Perú and Argentina. Since 1996 Jan is director and co-founder of the consultancy firm Alkyon Hydraulic Consultancy & Research, which is now part of ARCADIS. Jan has been lecturer at the International Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE) on topics related to coastal engineering for more than 20 years.